Begin Your ePortfolio

ePortfolio icon including icons for a social profile, toolbox, discussions, pencil and heart @AIRIZRTW/ E-portfolio-presentation

Now, you will create a shell of an ePortfolio on one of the common blog or ePortfolio sites like Google Site, WordPress, blogger, etc.

  • Create a home page
  • Create a bio with a photo
  • Post current resume

Try to think about how to organize your site.  The GREAT thing is that with any of these tools, nothing is set in stone, you can always re-org.  (See, nothing for just one purpose!)

Find the full evaluative criteria on this Google Doc:

That first draft is due by the end of the first week of classes.

Begin Your eLearning Glossary

Diigo logo - a bookmarking, social annotation toollinkThis super-short diigo list provides a few good sites for looking up eLearning terminology.  Use these as resource sites, and as a guide to create your own custom eLearning dictionary.

Following exploring these glossaries, you’re going to be creating a glossary of common eLearning term definitions.  Be sure to paraphrase them as you create them.  As a Kent State student, you have access to Google Drive.

Create your eLearning glossary by using this template:  Download or make a copy of this and use it to collect your terms as we go through the course.  Add to it as you go so that it will be comprehensive by the time you leave.  It will be added to your ePortfolio, so make it good:)  This will NOT be collected right now – you’ll add to it as you go and we’ll share later on in the class.  So work on it every time you login, adding terms as they come up.

Are you that Type A student that wants the rubric with criteria for your XP right now, even though you know you won’t have to turn it in until way later?  That’s not only ok, that’s encouraged.  Check it out here:

And take a breath!

There was QUITE a bit of information in this first level.  Don’t worry – you can do it!  Here are a couple hints (if you need them):

  1. Don’t be intimidated.  Remember, people less skilled than you have figured this stuff out.  You can too.
  2. You’re just starting everything – begin by saturation.  Choose being curious over being confused.
  3. Reach out and (virtually) touch somebody.  No interested in asking me?  No big deal – reach out to your fellow learners!

Make Sure….

You’re not done with Level 1 until you complete all of the activities listed on this page.  Your participation should be robust in all discussions and reflections, demonstrating graduate level critical thinking, thorough reading and engagement with resources, etc.

Stop IconThis is not the course to phone in or let slide.  Eight weeks goes MUCH faster than you think and this course is a legit 3 credits.  Make sure you reach out when you need help BEFORE the deadline.  Seriously, before.  Love this stuff, kinda dig teaching, glad you’re with me! – Sasha